Brussels is a great hub for some great day trips out of the city. If you love old architecture and small towns with a fairytale-like feel, consider a short jaunt over to Ghent! Complete with lots of shopping and many great places to eat, it’s a wonderful place to explore.
After seeing all the gorgeous pictures on Pinterest, I knew we had to dedicate one of our days in Belgium to this small town. Only an hour outside of Brussels, it was a short drive out from the city. Here are some of the main highlights you should hit for a day trip in Ghent.
Things To Do In Ghent, Belgium
Marvel At Gravensteen Castle
A trip to Ghent is not complete without seeing The Gravensteen Castle! Surrounded by water, this was an amazing fortress to witness.
Try A Cuberdone
A famous Belgian candy, you must try this unique treat. A full bag only costs a few euros, its super sticky, and sickeningly sweet!
Visit St. Nicholas Church
We absolutely loved the architecture on this one! It was also a very popular spot for photographers.
Stroll Down The Canals
Ghent is one of those towns that are perfect for exploring. The canals and streets have such a beautiful charm!
Know of any other fairytale towns in Europe? Let me know in the comments!